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About the Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JSCAP)

    The Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JSCAP) is an academic association founded in 1960. Our membership is open to wide range of mental health professionals in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and related areas, such as physicians, psychologists, educational experts, child welfare workers, and legal experts. In 2023, we have 4369 full members, 241 organizational members, and 22 honored members with a total number of 4632. We are the leading body of child and adolescent psychiatry in Japan.
    We held our 64th annual congress in 2023. The congress comprised of oral presentations, poster sessions, case-study presentations, as well as special lectures, educational lectures, symposium, and seminars organized by the committee board. In the congress, we shared our extensive updates from various perspectives on child and adolescent mental health. As the research methods develop in child and adolescent psychiatry, we cover broad areas of subjects and research projects in the congress in order to best contribute to the advancement of the field. We also have local affiliated associations, which provide regular seminars and lectures for the professionals.
    We publish journals five times a year. The journal contains Japanese or English original articles, case-studies, reviews, research data, clinical experiences, opinions, book reviews, and other congress-related documents and records in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and other related areas.
    With the changing environment for children to grow up in our society, our issues of interests are also evolving. There are, for example, household, environmental and family support issues, child abuse, educational issues, special needs education, bullying, child psychological issues surrounding technological advancement or poverty, human rights for children, child welfare and other political issues. There is a great need for evidence-based treatment and medical advancement concerning medication and psychotherapy, there is also a discussion on ethical codes and conflicts of interest in medical treatment and research. We have established a committee for each of those issues to contribute to the global discussion.
    Meanwhile, our country underwent a number of major natural disasters in the past years; the Great Hanshin Earthquake, Noto Hanto Earthquake, Great East Japan Earthquake, Kumamoto Earthquake and so on. Many children and their families and friends lost their lives in these disasters, and the communities and everyday lives suffered tremendous loss and psychological pain. Many of our members have contributed to the mental healthcare of child victims.
    We have established a certification program and the number of the doctors certified by out society have now reached 525 (August, 2023). Meanwhile, we are working together with other medical associations and preparing for the authorized training program. It is also important to provide opportunities for continuous training, therefore, we opened an committee dedicated to further develop existing training programs. We continue to promote our expertise to ensure our status in medical insurance system and professional recognition.
    It is important to work together with other related congresses and associations. In the 21st century civil movement of “Healthy Parent and Children 21,” the social needs for child and adolescent psychiatry is clearly stated, and we have been playing the central role in this movement. We have also been playing active role in the committee for evidence-based suicide prevention consortium since the issue of child and adolescent mental health is an essential element in the matter.
    We should not turn our back to the phenomenon of globalization. We are the first Asian nation to host annual congress of International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). It took place in Kyoto in July, 1990. And in April 1996, we established, along with other Asian nations, the Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (ASCAPAP) and hosted its first meeting in Tokyo. The ASCAPAP continued to grow, and its meetings have taken place in Seoul (1999), Taipei (2003), Manila (2006), Singapore (2008), Beijing (2010), New Delhi (2013), Kuala Lumpur (2015), Yogyakarta (2017), and Chiang Mai (2019). In 2023, we held the 11th ASCAPAP in Kyoto, Japan under the congress theme “Broadening Perspectives in Child and Adolescent Mental Health – New Frontiers of Research and Practice in Asia.”

The Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Officers


Takashi Okada Department of Psychiatry, Nara Medical University

Managing Director

Kazuya Ono Department of Neuropsychiatry, St.Marianna University School of Medicine
Masaki Kodaira The Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, AIIKU Clinic, Maternal and Child Health Center, Imperial Gift Foundation Boshi-Aiiku-Kai


Masakage Okuno Mikuni-hill Hospital
Yukiko Kano Department of Child Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Kazumasa Kimura Medical Corporation Shinshinkai Tama-Aoba Hospital
Hirotaka Kosaka Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Fukui
Noa Tsujii Department of Child Mental Health and Development, Toyama University Hospital
Daisuke Nakanishi Mie Prefectural Medical Center for Child Growth, Development and Disability
Kazuhiko Nakamura Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University
Hideki Negoro Shigisan Hospital, Heartland Shigisan
Kenji Nomura Psychological Support and Research Center for Human Development, Nagoya University
Nami Honda Department of Clinical Psychology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Education
Hideo Honda Department of Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychiatry, Shinshu University School of Medicine
Katsunaka Mikami Department of Psychiatry, Tokai University School of Medicine


Junzo Iida Medical Corporation Nanfukai Manyo Clinic Child Mental Health Care Center Kizuna
Hideo Matsumoto Tanzawa Hospital


Editorial Board
Committee on the Children’s Rights and Laws
Welfare Committee
Committee on School Education
Administrative Committee
Ethics Committee
Committee on Disaster Psychiatry
Committee on Medical Economics
International Committee
Certification Board
Committee on the Psychological Professionals
Committee on Pharmaceutical Affairs
Committee on the ICD-11
Committee on Medical Specialty
Committee on Honors
Committee on Medical Terms in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Committee on Continuous Professional Development
Conflict of Interests Committee

Business Office

The Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Tel. +81-75-451-4844 Fax +81-75-441-0436
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